Codex Ríos is an Italian translation and augmentation of a Spanish colonial-era manuscript, Codex Telleriano-Remensis, that is partially attributed to Pedro de los Ríos, a Dominican friar working in Oaxaca and Puebla between 1547 and 1562. The codex itself was likely written and drawn in Italy after 1566.
- Cosmological and mythological traditions with emphasis on the four epochs.
- An almanac, or tonalamatl , for the 260-day divinatory year common in Mesoamerica.
- Calendar tables for the years 1558 through 1619, without drawings.
- An 18-month festival calendar, with drawings of the gods of each period.
- Ritual customs, with portraits of Indians.
- Pictorial chronicles for the years 1195-1549 beginning with the migration from Chicomoztoc and covering later events in the Valley of Mexico.
- Glyphs for the years 1556 through 1562, without drawings or text.
Codex Ríos consists of 101 pages of European paper, accordion-folded. It is held in the Vatican Library, Rome, and is also variously known as Codex Vatican A , Codex Vaticanus A , and Codex Vaticanus 3738 .